Tuesday, October 30, 2018


If there was a blog post that I could make every woman and girl read, it would be this one.

This topic is very important to me because it could possibly effect every person I know and love. Male and Female. It's Breast Cancer. The harsh truth is that most of us will probably get and die from cancer one day. It's almost inevitable, from the things that are put in our foods-pesticides, to the things we do and wear, bras with underwire & regular deodorant. On a lighter note I'm about to share with you two things that you can change in your daily routine to lower your risk of breast cancer!

For those who dont need a long explanation.... here's what I'm about to tell you made short. Throw out your deodorant and change to natural deodorant and women quit wearing bras with wire everyday and buy and wear a wireless bras. 

For those who want more explanation then that, like I did, then continue reading.

I'm going to hop right in. My mom has always been gung-ho about me not using certain deodorants. Get ready, I'm about to name drop.
 Degree, Dove, Secret. No turning back now..

 Here's why: Many deodorants on the market today are antiperspirants. This means, they help you prevent sweating. At first glance this is appealing. Who wants to lift up their arms and have 'big ole' pit stains. But have you ever thought about what this really means? It means you are stopping you're body from essentially doing what it's suppose to do to cool you off. BAD. That's a whole different topic, just to ease into what's worse about these products that AREN'T natural.

There are many different bad ingredients lurking in your deodorant. I'm only focusing one of the many. You can see a really good list of everything to avoid in deodorant ingredients by clicking HERE when you're done reading this blog post. 

Go to your bathroom and pull out the deodorant you used this morning. Do you have it in your hand? Okay, continue reading and look for this on the ingredients label:
1. "Aluminum...." Aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum hydroxybromide to name a few.


Putting my smart words in full force: When the aluminum ions (what is in your un-natural-deodorant) are drawn into the cells (of your body) that line the sweat ducts, it causes them to swell so sweat cannot get out. Aluminum "is also a known neurotoxin that has been linked to breast cancer and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease." Using the explanation from this source.

Let’s briefly break down these risks. Most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast—the area closest to the armpit—and some research has suggested that aluminum compounds absorbed by the skin may cause changes in the estrogen receptors of breast cells. Now if thats not bad enough- In addition, high levels of aluminum have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, and a recent study from Saint Louis University found that aluminum may cause liver toxicity, a contributing factor to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Don't let me lose you, were almost to the good part.

The most concerning risk factor is long term exposure. 
How long have you been wearing deodorant? I've been wearing it since I was about 10, so I've already had exposure to these things for 10 YEARS. (of not initially listening to my mom) However,  I will not go one more second exposing myself to these chemicals and you shouldn't either.

I have been using a natural deodorant since February of this year. It took a few tries, a detox stinky-armpit period but I finally found a few I love. 

I started this conversion by using THIS Schmidt's Charcoal and Magnesium Natural Deodorant. It's clean smelling, maybe even a little masculine. Unfortunately for me that one did not do the trick. The texture of the actual product was rough to the touch and ended up upsetting my pits so I got another and kept trying. Five or six later I ended up finding a few that I really loved. You can see those below! 


Next topic. Wireless Bras. 
Since I was a little brutal about you changing your deodorant I'll take it a little easier with wearing a wireless bra. All of this is because I truly care about you and do not want you to get breast cancer. Both bras with underwire and deodorants that aren't natural are both proven to increase your risk.

A few more smart words.. Source says "When worn all the time, underwire bras can prevent the drainage of lymph fluid from the lymph nodes, which are along the breast bone and the arm pits. Without adequate flow of lymph fluid, our bodies cannot properly get rid of toxins which may contribute to higher risk of cancer." source: True & Co

Here are a few other things bras with underwire can do: 
1. INCREASE the risk of breast cancer.
2. Overstimulate the breast read more here very interesting
3. Contribute to Sagging

Now I'm not telling you to throw away all of your sexy bras with wire. I have those too, but let's keep the categories separate. Wear your sexy bras for sexy time & your wireless bra everyday when you're sitting there working, bathing the dog, cleaning the kitchen, you know the things you do all day every day that aren't sexy. 

Giving credit where it's needed, I used these three resources for some of the information presented in this blog post. Below is an easy to shop product slider. 

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If my word isn't enough for you, just like my moms wasn't enough for me, for some reason, research and learn for yourself! I promise the knowledge is out there. 

Do yourself, me, and everyone else who knows and loves you,
lots of love,


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